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are soon to be available!

VRC thread: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=153217
First Flight/Mountain Goat home page: http://www.firstflightbikes.com/NewGoat.htm

There's no pics yet as production isn't started up or anything. They're also not made but Jeff Lindsey, but by the Sycip bros(as if there's something wrong with that...). No biggie. Geo to me looks good. Price for non-custom seems to be pretty good too, just over $1k. I hope they use the goat head head badge! Honestly, this is the first time I'm seriously thinking of selling the Hunter to get this...I've always lusted after a WTR, but when I went 29", that dream faded. No longer!
 

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I had missed that the Sycip bros were the frame builders. That means the original type "made in California" bear decals could be used! I would order one in a heartbeat if I had the funds. Would have to have the team paint job.

(pic from another VRC thread)
 

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Sounds like it is right up your alley Marty. It is great to see things like this happening with a nod towards both directions of past and present. I'm sure the investment made by Jeff at FF will be rewarded with some very happy customers.

However I will stick with the ability to buy a US made Ti custom frame for the same money..or custom steel for alot less. But I guess I am just not a nostalgic type of guy:(
 
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yeeehaaww let's rock

OMG, OMG, that would be soo cool. I have my brother-in-laws 26" goat in the repair stand right now, with that same orange/green paint. It's such a sweet frame, man I'd have to jump on a 29 version.

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However I will stick with the ability to buy a US made Ti custom frame for the same money..or custom steel for alot less. But I guess I am just not a nostalgic type of guy:(
Wow, where can you get US made Ti for under $1200? I'd like to get in on that deal.
 

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The kitty is out o' the bag

I wasn't 100% ready to go "public" with the Mountain Goat stuff since we are still cleaning up the details but it was nice to see people excited about it.

We currently have 5 26" wheel frames in the building process. I am sending mine to Russ to get the team green/orange panel "team" paint done. After we get those in, the next batch will be 29" bikes. I will probably send one of those to Russ and have the "feathers" paint done.

If anyone has questions or input, please let me know. If there are small details that you would change, we are offering a full custom program so you can design your own.

Thanks
 

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First Flight said:
I wasn't 100% ready to go "public" with the Mountain Goat stuff since we are still cleaning up the details but it was nice to see people excited about it.

We currently have 5 26" wheel frames in the building process. I am sending mine to Russ to get the team green/orange panel "team" paint done. After we get those in, the next batch will be 29" bikes. I will probably send one of those to Russ and have the "feathers" paint done.

If anyone has questions or input, please let me know. If there are small details that you would change, we are offering a full custom program so you can design your own.

Thanks
Way to go First Flight. Much like Martini, I've always had a soft spot for Mountain Goats. I still wish I had bought the pink mtb with little mountain goat figure heads on it when I had the chance. It would be a nice bike for my private collection.

It's great to hear you plan to keep the paint schemes. The paint is such a critical part and made so many Mountain Goat owners happy.

As a side note, I can't believe all the historical folks coming out of semi retirement. What's next? A 29" Phoenix? (I said that just for you martini!)

Congrats and I can't wait to see the new 29ers. Whats the name, Route 29?

Jason
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The big questions...

Are they gonna be fillet-brazed? Will there be any Mountain Goat forks offered along with the frames....with the goat head fork crown?

Those two bits would seal the deal for me.

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Goat options

TIG welded is stock but fillet brazed is an available option. I hope to be able to do a few of the Deluxe bikes with fillet brazed shaped tubing......maybe some day.

As for forks, we have investigated and came up with a couple of possibilities. The crowns were originally cast by Henry James and they can be made again. We are trying to track down the "master" for the Goat insert now. There are also 400mm True Temper fork blades available that would work with the crowns. The 2 huge issues would be that the crowns are designed for 1" steerer tubes and the are relatively flexible. Not sure if the issues are insrmountable or not but we are looking into it.

And you know, the Route 29 thing is a pretty good idea. We were trying to work the Route 66 into the name and gave up and decided on Whiskey 29". I'll have to contemplate it for a day or two but the Route 29" think sounds cool. I guess I'll owe you a frame discount now!!
 

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He. 29" Pheonix... you got me there J. I like the Route 29 too. That was too easy. Only the old pharts would really get it though. Not that that matters or anything.
 

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He. 29" Pheonix... you got me there J. I like the Route 29 too. That was too easy. Only the old pharts would really get it though. Not that that matters or anything.
Get Outa the TRENCH GOAT....that would be a 29er fo sho.

I was toolin' 'round upper Bidwell in the late 80's and saw some chic riding a WT'Racer and that durned thing was painted like it was made out of bamboo. Greens fading to browns where the tubes met and 'I believe' some kind of texture-y paint that made it look like real bamboo...Where is Jeff Lindsey? Bodfish is hanging in Chester.
 

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Damn. Those things are "off the hook" as the kids like to say these days. Too bad I didn't start mountain biking until after they folded up shop and probably won't be able to afford one of this generation for a while. Despite my youth, I"m still a sucker for classic steel bikes with rad paint jobs like that. Fillet brazed frames? mmmmmmm, yummy.

YO MAMA
 

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Goats! Viddy well, o my brother, viddy well.

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WOW THAT GREEN BLUE BLOBS ON BLACK BACKGROUND ONE IS A M A Z I N G !can we see a whole frame shot?
Hey DrJon,

Actually I just horked the pics off the vrc forum. Here's a thread showing those fabulous Mountain Goat paint jobs:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=16490

& the original Mt Goat Team Inverse Splatter (THE finish to get on the Whiskeytown):

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=84496

& heres one of a very early Deluxe (property FFB), with the famous Goat fork crown & gussetted bar/stem unit:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=75987
 

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Colors and decals

Here is a picture of the 4 stock colors and the proposed MG decals. They still need cleaned up a little bit but they are pretty close. The last bottom one is the original decal style. I wanted to keep the "feel" of the old decal but update and clean it up a bit.

The second picture is a couple of the proposed fonts for the model names, any opinions?
 

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doodoodooooooo.......just sitting around waiting for someone to 'hork' a photo of don ferris' deluxe. now THAT, my friends, is a bike!

glad to see the goat back. sweet bikes back in the day, nice to see things come full circle.

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